|First Things First||topic started 7/29/2002; 2:55:11 AM
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|Amanda Danforth - First Things First
7/29/2002; 2:55:11 AM (reads: 2903, responses: 0)
FIRST THINGS FIRST
SHELL ACCESSFirst of all, you need to make sure you have easy access to the WeBWorK server. See your system administrator and make sure they put you in the correct groups so that you have the correct permissions to create and manage your course.
$PATHSecondly, make sure to set your path so that it includes
You will probably use the following script quite a bit. (For a full list of commands with descriptions, some of which are only used when setting up a course, see Command line scripts) .
This script is used to pre-create latex2html output for each student for a single problem so that WeBWorK doesn't have to run latex2html in processProblems. This is useful so that all the latex2html images are already in existence before busy system hours. This minimizes image errors, and makes for happy students.
USING THE PERL SCRIPTS:If you forget the correct syntax for a script, you just type the script name without any parameters. An error message will be output giving the correct syntax. E.g.
(e.g. l2hPrecreateSet.pl demoCourse set1.def or (e.g. l2hPrecreateSet.pl demoCourse set1.def 30000 or (e.g. l2hPrecreateSet.pl demoCourse set1.def 30000 60000
Problems are pre created for all psvn's between lower and upper limits if the limits are given.
COURSE ORGANIZATIONWe will use the WeBWorK course
During setup, it is recommended that you make two copies of your course. One is called your "private" course
and one is called your "public" course. This is denoted, for example, as
The public course (
Also, the private course is generally set up so that there are no practice users. Playing around in the private course is a good way to get to know the system without interfering with the students and their work.